- Do self-build projects help ex-service personnel? Asks UWE expert
A new project is aiming to help ex-service personnel who have encountered drink and drug problems with their transition back into civilian life by offering an opportunity to self-build their own home.
Anthony Plumridge from the UWE Bristol has been engaged by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) to evaluate the project.
- UWE wins Sheepdog Gromit in nail-biting Gromit Unleashed Auction
UWE Bristol has purchased Sheepdog Gromit in support of the Gromit Unleashed auction that raised £2.3 million towards the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal for the Bristol Children's Hospital.
- UWE Bristol celebrates Iftar
UWE Bristol will be holding an Iftar event on Tuesday 6 August at 19:30 in the Octagon, Frenchay Campus.
- Bristol artist unveils unique sculpture of young girl at Temple Meads Station
An intriguing experimental sculpture of a young girl standing alone and gazing at her mobile phone will be installed on Platform 3 at Bristol's Temple Meads Station on Thursday 25 July.
'Maya' is a unique three-dimensional pixelated portrait created by internationally renowned artist, Luke Jerram, who is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at UWE Bristol. From a distance, the sculpture is clear to see but as you move closer, it disconcertingly appears to fragment into cubes.
- Project Zulu tour raised the roof
The Project Zulu tour has been declared a resounding success raising the roof not just in concert halls but quite literally paying for roof solar panels for a South African School.
- Mini Mortarboards: UWE Bristol hosts Children's University Graduation ceremony
Children from four schools across Bristol will be given the chance to glimpse into their future as they graduate from the Children's University (CU) at a ceremony held at Bristol Cathedral. The event, organised in conjunction with UWE Bristol, takes place on Monday 22 July at 10:30, and will see 30 children aged 7-11 take part in their very own graduation, complete with robes and mortarboards. This is part of UWE Bristol's Award Ceremonies fortnight which runs from 15 – 26 July and will see over 4,000 graduates having their awards conferred.
- UWE Bristol proud to sponsor Pride
UWE Bristol is sponsoring Bristol Pride 2013, a week-long celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities across the South West, running from the 5 – 14 July.
The theme We Are: Proud is the chance for LGBT people, their friends, families and the whole of the South West to stand-up and declare they are proud of who they are and their loved ones. The events of the week are an exciting and varied mix of film, sport, talks, theatre and performance that will foreground and showcase LGBT performers, groups and causes.
- Connect Lockleaze project wins prizes for tackling digital exclusion
The Connect Lockleaze project is being widely recognised for its achievements in helping people who do not have access to vital services online.
The project brings together UWE Bristol, Hewlett-Packard (HP), the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust (LNT), Lockleaze Primary School and Early Years Centre and the North Bristol Advice Centre (NBAC). It has created three state-of-the-art information technology (IT) venues that are supportive and unthreatening, where people from Lockleaze can come to learn what the digital world has to offer, or refresh and develop their skills.
- Food 4 Thought: UWE helps reveal our carbon footprint
Bristol Festival of Nature, Bristol Harbourside
Saturday June 15 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday June 16 11.00 – 17.00
UWE Bristol is taking part in the UK's largest free natural history event, the Bristol Festival of Nature, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this summer.
- UWE helps new students to shop local with YourStreet gift cards
What: Launch of YourStreet Gift Cards
Where: Nailsea Electrical & 102 Cookery School, Gloucester Road
When:Saturday 22 June 2013
Next year's new intake of UWE Bristol undergraduates will be welcomed with a YourStreet gift card worth £10, valid in a wide range of Bristol's independent retailers.
- Down by the riverside: Eastville school hosts River Frome film festival
More films from the River Bank
Saturday 8 June 2013 13.00 – 16.00
Glenfrome Primary School, Eastville, Bristol
A festival of films on the challenges and benefits of living by the River Frome in Eastville is on show at Glenfrome Primary School on Saturday 8 June.
- Project Zulu brings South African Township children's choir to the West
The vibrant sounds of a primary school choir from Kwazulu-Natal will bring Bristol to life when it tours the West in May and June.
Project Zulu are an extraordinary ensemble of singing, drumming and dancing children from Sithobelumthetho Primary School in the Madadeni Township, KwaZulu-Natal.
- UWE Bristol partners with BHF shops and joins the fight for every heartbeat
UWE Bristol has teamed up with British Heart Foundation Shops (BHF) to launch a new scheme to encourage students to donate unwanted things and help generate vital stock. 100% of the profits raised will go towards the fight against heart disease and fund the BHF's life-saving research.
- Civic leadership in Bristol: what difference can a directly elected mayor make?
Interim findings reveal opportunities for city leadership
The mayoral model of governance offers the opportunity to give a real boost to civic leadership in Bristol - according to the majority of respondents in an independent study of leadership in the city carried out just before the mayoral election last November. The findings from the study will be presented at a research launch event with the authors of the project and Mayor George Ferguson on Friday 22 March at the City Hall in Bristol.
- UWE celebrates Year of the Snake with food, dance and music
UWE Bristol is celebrating the Year of the Snake with events in Bristol and on campus.
UWE is sponsoring this year's Chinese New Year celebrations at two of Bristol's flagship museums. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed are working with local people to put on an action-packed weekend programme of events to welcome the Year of the Snake on 9 and 10 February.